Respiratory Care is an allied health profession dedicated to the management and care of patients having difficulties and abnormalities associated with breathing. Respiratory Care practitioners work under the direction of physicians and strive to improve the cardiopulmonary health of infants, children and adults.

Massasoit’s Associate in Science in Respiratory Care can be completed in two years and is accredited by the Commission of Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). Upon graduation from the program, students are eligible to take the National Board for Respiratory Care Examinations.

Respiratory Care is a two-year Associate Degree program, which is accredited by the CoARC (Commission of Accreditation for Respiratory Care). Upon successful completion, the graduate is eligible to take the National Board for Respiratory Care Examinations. Graduates wishing to continue their education can earn a bachelor’s degree.

CoARC Performance Outcomes
Massasoit Community College, Program #200230 -“CoARC accredits respiratory therapy education programs in the United States. To achieve this end, it utilizes an ‘outcomes based’ process. Programmatic outcomes are performance indicators that reflect the extent to which the educational goals of the program are achieved and by which program effectiveness is documented.”

Students learn critical thinking skills and problem-solving methods for respiratory care, as well as how to communicate effectively with physicians, patients, and family members. Our faculty and staff members lead students’ professional development and growth through career-focused, hands-on training. The program also provides students with carefully selected clinical experiences in area hospitals and health agencies.

Massasoit’s Respiratory Care program is a selective admissions program. Students contemplating a career in respiratory care must be aware that if they have ever been convicted by a court of law, their records will be subject to review by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Respiratory Care upon application to take the registered respiratory licensure examination. A Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check will be required for all students before clinical experience.

Respiratory Therapist is frequently named a “Best Job” by U.S. News & World Report and graduates of the program are in demand for positions at acute care hospitals, sleep disorder centers and diagnostic laboratories, rehabilitation, research, and skilled nursing facilities, medical equipment companies, educational institutions, clinics, and wellness centers.

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